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Old 04-22-2020, 04:57 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I would rather live in Milan. I wouldn’t be able to cope with the layout of Venecia and the mass tourism.
Valencia, not Venice.

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Bridgetown, Barbados vs. Sapporo, Japan
Bridgetown. Whilst I admire Japan I couldn't do Sapporo due to isolation and climate. I like Barbados its not so well connected either but there are cheap seasonals from the UK & Germany and Jet Blue flies to NYC.
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Old 04-22-2020, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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Sapporo. My heart is torn because Bridgetown has a much better climate. Sapporo is simply too prone to extreme weather (like 240 inches of snow per year). Bridgetown has no natural disasters--Barbados is very rarely affected by hurricanes. But Sapporo has better infrastructure, healthcare, and economy (though not great, either).

Tel Aviv vs. Dubai
Tel Aviv. Both Dubai and Tel Aviv are modern and have the amenities I want, but I'd imagine that I would have a better chance being able to venture off and see more worldly historical sites in Tel Aviv vs. Dubai.

Baghdad, Iraq vs. Tehran, Iran
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:56 PM
 
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Tehran, Persian culture fascinates me


Singapore vs Hong Kong
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:59 PM
 
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Tel Aviv. Both Dubai and Tel Aviv are modern and have the amenities I want, but I'd imagine that I would have a better chance being able to venture off and see more worldly historical sites in Tel Aviv vs. Dubai.

Baghdad, Iraq vs. Tehran, Iran
Tehran, despite what the media says Tehran is actually relatively a safe destination whereas Baghdad is certainly not safe. Iran is a beautiful too and not a war zone (at least not in Tehran).


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Tehran, Persian culture fascinates me


Singapore vs Hong Kong
Singapore, I prefer warm weather and Hong Kong is having those issues China at the moment so their future seems uncertain. If HK wasn't having those problems I might lean towards living there.


Santiago, Chile vs. Istanbul, Turkey
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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Tehran, despite what the media says Tehran is actually relatively a safe destination whereas Baghdad is certainly not safe. Iran is a beautiful too and not a war zone (at least not in Tehran).




Singapore, I prefer warm weather and Hong Kong is having those issues China at the moment so their future seems uncertain. If HK wasn't having those problems I might lean towards living there.


Santiago, Chile vs. Istanbul, Turkey
I agree. Tehran is beautiful, as is much of Iran. And I don't let politics dictate where I travel, though Iran is off limits for me due to safety reasons (I am military and would probably be arrested as a "spy" if I was to ever visit the country).

Santiago, Chile. I've done Istanbul. While absolutely beautiful, I didn't care for Turkish food and was not treated very well by all in the city (issues of racism).

Oxford, United Kingdom vs. Rabat, Morocco?
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:15 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I agree. Tehran is beautiful, as is much of Iran. And I don't let politics dictate where I travel, though Iran is off limits for me due to safety reasons (I am military and would probably be arrested as a "spy" if I was to ever visit the country).

Santiago, Chile. I've done Istanbul. While absolutely beautiful, I didn't care for Turkish food and was not treated very well by all in the city (issues of racism).

Oxford, United Kingdom vs. Rabat, Morocco?
I've heard this a lot recently. Especially emanating from Turkish women or slightly elderly people, not so much the younger men.

Oxford for me, great little city with cycling culture that appeals to me. I'm also a lifelong learner so its academic prowess is especially appealing.

Asunción, Paraguay vs Minsk, Belorussia
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:36 AM
 
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I've heard this a lot recently. Especially emanating from Turkish women or slightly elderly people, not so much the younger men.

Oxford for me, great little city with cycling culture that appeals to me. I'm also a lifelong learner so its academic prowess is especially appealing.

Asunción, Paraguay vs Minsk, Belorussia
Haven’t been to either, but I’d probably go for Asuncion due to its location.

Mumbai, India vs Shanghai, China
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Old 04-23-2020, 02:41 AM
 
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Haven’t been to either, but I’d probably go for Asuncion due to its location.

Mumbai, India vs Shanghai, China
Mumbai. Granted, I've only been to Mumbai out of the two, but I have been to mainland China (Beijing). I thoroughly enjoyed India (and Mumbai was a real culinary treat) way more than China.

Accra, Ghana or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:41 AM
 
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:52 AM
 
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Mumbai. Granted, I've only been to Mumbai out of the two, but I have been to mainland China (Beijing). I thoroughly enjoyed India (and Mumbai was a real culinary treat) way more than China.

Accra, Ghana or Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?
Tough one. While I'd probably be more interested in Ethiopian culture than Ghanaian culture, it seems like Ghana is the slightly more stable one. I'll take Accra.

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Singapore vs Hong Kong
Great one. I choose Singapore. Less crowded, even safer than Hong Kong, cleaner, newer, better-planned, better-maintained, less traffic, less pollution, more politically stable, no typhoons, cheaper, wealthier, better economy, friendlier people, better food, better museums, more historical architecture, and better K-12 to university education. And my parents are from Hong Kong, so I've been there 7 times.

Singapore also has a better future than Hong Kong because Singapore has much better English. Hong Kong's English standards have declined, and it's hard to get around using only English sometimes. I actually have to use my Chinese reading skills. In Singapore I could get around entirely in English. Like it or not English, not Mandarin, is the language of the world and of the future.

Now Singapore has conscription and HK doesn't, but I'd serve a couple years if that meant freedom from Xi Jinping's tyranny over Hong Kong. And if you're a woman you won't be conscripted anyways. I wish Hong Kong the best

If you said "which would you rather visit" then I might choose Hong Kong, though I've been to both and love both.

I know, people are going to say that Singapore is the world's most expensive city (because the Economist said so), but IMO the Economist's list of most expensive cities is garbage. They even said Toronto and Seattle were cheaper than Houston....WTH?

And why did they say Singapore was the world's most expensive city? They said it was because Singapore is the world's most expensive place to own a CAR! But you do NOT need a car in Singapore!

And then they go on to say that Singapore has cheaper groceries than many major world cities like NYC...uh, isn't that what I care about? Singapore's real estate is also cheaper than NYC, not to mention Hong Kong.

Singapore vs. Taipei
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